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Dark Adaptation Studies with Adults and Children, Using the Biophotometer

Dark Adaptation Studies with Adults and Children, Using the Biophotometer

Date: 1942
Creator: Collins, Mary Margaret
Description: The present study is a part of a long-time cooperative study of the Home Economics Department of the North Texas State Teachers College, begun in 1940. The purpose is to compare the dark adaptations of second and third-grade children made in 1940 with those made of the same children in 1941 and in 1942. Also included in this study is the comparison of a group of freshmen college men made in 1940 with a group of twenty-five men made in 1942. An attempt is also made to determine whether an individual has higher dark adaptation on sunshiny days than on cloudy days.
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A Descriptive Study of Sexual Child Abuse in Texas

A Descriptive Study of Sexual Child Abuse in Texas

Date: August 1979
Creator: Mitchell, Josephine G.
Description: Validated reports of sexually abused children from 1975 through 1977 were examined. Considered were the victim's age, sex, ethnic group, type of abuse, living arrangement, and relationship to perpetrator. Basic sources of data were the Texas Department of Human Resources' CANRIS reports and the U.S. Bureau of the Census population estimates. Validated sexual abuse consistently ranked third in physical abuse type and more than doubled between 1975 and 1977. Victims' mean age decreased each year and most were eleven years or over. Most sexual child abuse victims in Texas were of the Anglo ethnic group, living in their own home, and victimized by a parent. More than 85 per cent were female. Further research was recommended.
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The Determination of the Vitamin A Content of the Dehydrated Sweet Potato Made from Stored Sweet Potatoes

The Determination of the Vitamin A Content of the Dehydrated Sweet Potato Made from Stored Sweet Potatoes

Date: 1941
Creator: Dozier, Vera
Description: The purpose of this present study is to determine the amount of vitamin A in the dehydrated sweet potato made from the yellow Puerto Rico variety grown in Texas by using a reference oil.
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Determined Energy Value of Dormitory Meals

Determined Energy Value of Dormitory Meals

Date: August 1956
Creator: Robinson, Mary
Description: This thesis examines the caloric values of meals served in a college dormitory.
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Diet in Relation to Health and Some Common Diseases

Diet in Relation to Health and Some Common Diseases

Date: 1942
Creator: Merrett, Mary Jo
Description: The purpose of this study is to present a concise and practical method of applying diet management in health and in some common diseases.
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The Dietary Habits of Fifty-Nine North Texas State Teachers College Students Doing Light Housekeeping

The Dietary Habits of Fifty-Nine North Texas State Teachers College Students Doing Light Housekeeping

Date: 1943
Creator: Kellar, Loren
Description: The purpose of this study is an attempt to determine the food habits of a group of light housekeeping students enrolled in the North Texas State Teachers College in the spring of 1939, using the inventory method.
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The Disappearance of Crude Fiber and Lignin from the Digestive Tracts of Young College Women

The Disappearance of Crude Fiber and Lignin from the Digestive Tracts of Young College Women

Date: 1950
Creator: McCarty, Faye A.
Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the disappearance of crude fiber and lignin from the digestive tracts of healthy young college women consuming a self-selected diet.
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The Effect of a Child Development Unit on Attitudes of Homemaking Students

The Effect of a Child Development Unit on Attitudes of Homemaking Students

Date: 1951
Creator: Davis, Louise
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine whether a unit on child development, planned cooperatively by the teacher and pupils, is effective in changing the attitudes of junior high school girls toward younger children.
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The Effect of Antioxidant Ascorbic Acid upon the Ascorbic Acid Content of Certain Frozen Fruits

The Effect of Antioxidant Ascorbic Acid upon the Ascorbic Acid Content of Certain Frozen Fruits

Date: August 1953
Creator: Crow, Lucy Stuart
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the reduced and dehydroascorbic acid of certain frozen fruits prepared with and without ascorbic acid as an antioxidant.
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The Effect of Certain Poster Presentations on the Food Acceptance of Elementary School Children

The Effect of Certain Poster Presentations on the Food Acceptance of Elementary School Children

Date: 1948
Creator: McMahan, Ruby Nell
Description: The purpose of this study is two-fold: 1. to determine whether or not certain poster presentations affect the food acceptance of elementary school children, and 2. to determine which method of presenting a poster had the most affect upon the child's food acceptance.
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The Effect of Cooking on the Vitamin A Value of Two Dehydrated Sweet Potato Products

The Effect of Cooking on the Vitamin A Value of Two Dehydrated Sweet Potato Products

Date: 1943
Creator: Herd, Ruby Lee
Description: The purpose of the present study is to determine the effect of cooking on the vitamin A value of "Vita-Yam" candy and cookies.
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The Effect of Home Economics Child Development Education on Disciplinary Techniques Used by Parents of Kindergarten Children

The Effect of Home Economics Child Development Education on Disciplinary Techniques Used by Parents of Kindergarten Children

Date: December 1981
Creator: Parker, Helen Jean
Description: To determine if home economics child development education affected disciplinary techniques used by parents of kindergarten children, 298 parents of kindergarten children completed an eleven-part questionnaire. Comparisons were made of disciplinary techniques used, five categories of child development education, and five levels of education. Educational level appeared to affect parental disciplinary techniques more than child development education. As educational level increased, the use of punitive and reasoning techniques, the use of sources for learned disciplinary techniques, and parental reaction to stress concerning discipline all increased. It is suggested that parental expectations increased as educational level increased. Frustration with disciplining increased punitiveness and reaction to stress. Educational skills encouraged adoption of disciplinary sources.
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The Effect of Maternal Employment on the Sex Role Orientation of Adolescents

The Effect of Maternal Employment on the Sex Role Orientation of Adolescents

Date: August 1984
Creator: Gardner, Kaye E.
Description: The sex-role orientation was determined for 352 high school seniors in Plano, Texas. Using maternal employment status as the independent variable, the students were divided according to full-time employed mothers or full-time homemaker mothers. Results indicated that adolescents of employed mothers had a more liberal sex-role orientation and attitude towards the division of household tasks than adolescents of homemaker mothers. When male and female scores were analyzed separately, the order from most liberal to least liberal was females of employed mothers, females of homemaker mothers, males of employed mothers, and males of homemaker mothers. The mean scores indicated a nontraditional attitude. The study also indicated that maternal happiness with employment did not affect male and female sex-role orientation.
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The Effect of Relationship Films on the Attitudes of Homemaking Girls

The Effect of Relationship Films on the Attitudes of Homemaking Girls

Date: August 1950
Creator: Brown, Mary Angeline
Description: Films have been used with varying degrees of success to influence the attitudes of pupils of different ages and interests. Little has been done, however, to measure the attitudes of girls in high school homemaking classes. It is the purpose of this study to use films as an integral part of a group relationships unit and to determine what attitude changes, if any, are directly attributable to film content.
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The Effect of Salad Dressings Upon the Ascorbic Acid Content of Raw Shredded Cabbage

The Effect of Salad Dressings Upon the Ascorbic Acid Content of Raw Shredded Cabbage

Date: 1944
Creator: Quinn, Veta Pearl
Description: The purpose of the present study is to determine the ascorbic acid content of raw cabbage salads as influenced by the method of shredding and by the kind of salad dressing used.
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The Effect of Storage on the Ascorbic Acid Content of Four Varieties of Canned Fruit Juice

The Effect of Storage on the Ascorbic Acid Content of Four Varieties of Canned Fruit Juice

Date: 1943
Creator: Willard, Helen
Description: The purposes of this study are (1) to determine the ascorbic acid content of a variety of fruit juices available in Denton, Texas, during March to July, 1943; (2) to ascertain the loss of ascorbic acid when canned grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and apple juices are opened and stored in the home refrigerator for several days' use; and (3) by means of data obtained, to make recommendations as to the most advantageous ways of using one's "points" in purchasing canned fruit juices for their ascorbic acid value.
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The Effect of Teacher-pupil Planning on Personality Development

The Effect of Teacher-pupil Planning on Personality Development

Date: August 1952
Creator: Turner, Martha Lou
Description: The dual purpose of the present study is to determine if teacher-pupil planning in homemaking classes will meet the basic needs of the individual to such an extent that it will aid in furthering learning and accelerate personality development.
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Effectiveness of a Film Unit in Improving the Food Acceptance of Elementary School Children

Effectiveness of a Film Unit in Improving the Food Acceptance of Elementary School Children

Date: 1950
Creator: Hapke, Bettie Mead
Description: Planned on the realization that teen-agers have a strong influence on younger children, this experiment proposes to use high school girls to assist with a foods unit developed by the use of films and designed to improve food acceptance and reduce plate waste in some of the elementary grades.
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The Effectiveness of Films in Summarizing Food Units for Homemaking Classes

The Effectiveness of Films in Summarizing Food Units for Homemaking Classes

Date: August 1952
Creator: Maughan, Marie A.
Description: It is the purpose of this study to compare the effectiveness of the film method with the pupil-teacher discussion method for summarizing certain food units.
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The Effectiveness of Relationship Films in Changing Attitudes of Adult Homemakers

The Effectiveness of Relationship Films in Changing Attitudes of Adult Homemakers

Date: 1950
Creator: Hall, Avis Moran
Description: It is the purpose of this study to determine whether the use of sound films alone, shown to homemakers in adult homemaking classes, is effective in improving attitudes relative to family and social relationships, civic responsibility, and the use of leisure time.
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The Effectiveness of Sociometric Grouping in Improving the Social Status of Rejected Girls in Eighth-grade Homemaking Classes

The Effectiveness of Sociometric Grouping in Improving the Social Status of Rejected Girls in Eighth-grade Homemaking Classes

Date: August 1953
Creator: Bissell, Mary Elvira
Description: The purpose of the present study is to determine the effectiveness of sociometric groupings in bringing about improved social status of rejected girls in eighth-grade homemaking classes. Specifically, the study seeks to answer to the questions: Do significant changes occur in personal and social adjustment when pupils are placed in groups according to their choice? Is there evidence of improved social status of rejected pupils when sociometric groupings are used throughout the year?
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Effectiveness of the Problem-Solving Method in Developing Thinking Ability in Homemaking Students

Effectiveness of the Problem-Solving Method in Developing Thinking Ability in Homemaking Students

Date: 1951
Creator: Baker, Frances Basye
Description: This study attempts to compare the thinking abilities of homemaking girls with the thinking abilities of girls not taking homemaking. By emphasizing the problem-solving method in the teaching of an experimental unit, it proposes to determine whether homemaking students show greater gains in thinking ability at the end of the school year than non-homemaking students. The investigator proposes to find out if the student taught by techniques of problem-solving forms thinking habits superior to habits formed by those students who have not been taught by this method as extensively as homemaking students.
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The Effectivness of a Specialized Unit in Improving the Social Adjustment of Homemaking Students

The Effectivness of a Specialized Unit in Improving the Social Adjustment of Homemaking Students

Date: 1951
Creator: Wester, Edna Dean
Description: The investigator attempted to measure the effectiveness of a specialized unit on personal development in improving the social adjustment of homemaking girls.
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The Effects of a High School Teaching Unit on Adolescent Self-Esteem

The Effects of a High School Teaching Unit on Adolescent Self-Esteem

Date: December 1982
Creator: Tatum, Carol Baskin
Description: The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of a teaching unit for improving self-esteem in high school students. To measure the level of self-esteem, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale was chosen. The data were compiled from twenty-one high school students in a rural Texas high school. The female level of self-esteem was significantly lower than the male self-esteem level prior to studying the class unit. There were no significant differences in levels of self-esteem on the pretest and post test, although there was a slight improvement in the female level.
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